Originally written on Philly Sports World  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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While the Phillies continue to pile up heartbreaking losses, the news on the injury front is getting better on the big three injured superstars.

Roy Halladay finally received his second opinion yesterday from Mets doctor Steve Alchek. After much delay (almost a week) Dr. Michael Ciccotti’s original diagnosis of grade 1 strain of the latissimus dorsi muscle was confirmed. Even better news was the fact that Ruben Amaro Jr. told the press that Roy Halladay was free of any symptoms yesterday. The original timeframe is still at play here, which would keep Halladay out for a total of 6-8 weeks. Nonetheless, it’s good news that there isn’t anything more serious going on with Doc.

In more good news, Ryan Howard will join Chase Utley in an extended spring training game today. Howard will DH, but will not run or field. While Howard has been doing some jogging and light sprinting, his calf is still not quite strong enough to do full sprinting. Howard will at least get to see some live pitching and get the feel of being back in game action.

Chase Utley went 3-4 the other night with a double and home run. Utley will also DH in an extended spring training game. He will not field, but will hit and run the bases.

Jim Thome should be ready tomorrow to re-join the Phillies. Thome will be back just in time for 3 interleague series in which he could DH for the team. Thome has been out for quite a while with a bad back.

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